Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
The Feather series was printed using a screen prepared with sea gull feathers that I gathered along the beach, during one of our walks earlier this week. Where they were impressed in the thickened dye, allowed them to print first, as the remaining dye and its texture broke down with each pass of the squeegee.
Each one is similar, but as more and more dye breaks down, the next print changes in both color and pattern.
I love the halos that occur around each shape as the solid areas of dye act as a resist and the outer edges break down and print.
I plan to collage these on a dyed or painted linen ground cloth and then embellish them with hand stitiching. My plan is to hang them, so that they drape as a textile. Presentation is always the most difficult part of the process, especially when I really don't see these being finished into an art quilt. Although, things can evolve in mysterious ways!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
As a birthday present to myself, I am going to attend North Country Studio Workshops in Vermont, January 2007. I will be studying with Joan Schulze.
I also registered to take Dorothy Caldwell's workshop, "A Book of Marks" at QSDS in June, 2007. I really love hand stitching and want to delve into this form of markmaking in my new body of textiles.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
All three pieces are printed on commercial black fabrics. I plan to dye my own blacks and pursue this process on my own hand-dyes.